Tony Wall, Operations ESB -
"Installed the display today at the new visitors center in our Turlough Hill (Wicklow) Generating Station. The Station is celebrating 40 years with much fanfare. The display looks great."
The scale models that make up this unique and stylish display are:
1 x 1:50 Landrover Defender MK1
1 x 1:50 VW van T1
2 x 1:50 Ford Transits
1 x 1:50 Scammell Contractor and Scammell Constructor hauling a 8 axel push-pull bogey with transformer and cable reel load
1 x 1:50 Mercedes Altego Hiab and poles
1 x 1:50 DAF 85 daycab with flatbed with a railway sleeper load
1 x 1:50 VW Transporter T2B
1 x 1:50 Ford F1 Pickup
1 x 1:50 Bedford HA van
1 x 1:50 Ford Popular
Throughout July & August several thousand people will visit. (The attraction is the station is built inside a mountain).
Tomorrow night 300 VIP’s will attend a musical concert in the vast cavern that leads deep down into the station. All will pass through the visitor centre where your work has an excellent place beside the entry/exit door.
A little about the Hydro-electric station:
Turlough Hill, Ireland's only pumped Hydro-electric storage system, will open to the public for tours this Summer. These free tours will mark the 40th anniversary of the commissioning of the station which, set in the exquisite surroundings of the Wicklow mountains, is still today regarded as a massive feat of innovative environmental engineering
Owned and operated by ESB, the station can generate up to 292 megawatts of electricity at times of peak demand and can go from standstill to full capacity in 70 seconds responding almost instantaneously to the country's electricity needs.